Dr. Trillitye Paullin is a molecular biologist, entrepreneur, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran serving her 15th year in the Army National Guard. After learning her daughters had severe food allergies transferred through breastmilk, Dr. Paullin founded Free to Feed, a place for parents to find answers to their questions about infant food sensitivities and empower them to continue their breastfeeding journey. Dr. Paullin will discuss how her experiences in the military inform her entrepreneurship and advocacy.
The Veteran Innovation Series brings Veterans who are some of the most successful innovators in their field to the University of Iowa to build connections with our graduate and professional students, and to provide UI graduate student Veterans with the opportunity to share their expertise. Speakers share stories of innovations, creativity, and problem-solving, helping us reimagine what it means to be a military Veteran in the twenty-first century. The Veteran Innovation Series is open to the public.
Each 90-minute seminar features either a speaker with a large platform to share their journey toward innovation, or two graduate student Veterans from the University of Iowa. The series provides the opportunity for graduate student Veterans in our community to collaborate across disciplines, promote their research, and network with successful Veterans whose innovation has given them a broader platform.